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. hillary clinton is a bigot. >> like a bomb fell down. >> just price gouging is morally bankrupt. >> i over exaggerated that story story. good morning, and welcome to "sunday today." i'm willie geist. long time no see. i'm happy to be back after the olympic break. i'm no simone biles, i can't do a cartwheel. we'll catch up on the presidential campaign and we're hanging out with fred and his old stomping grounds as he
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i'm told there is one inperson nation you did to meet the person. >> yes, that would be prince. >> dearly beloved. >> what did he say about the impersonation? >> he said it's cool. >> they are not your typical scientists, surfers catching waves and catching important environmental data on their >> this is collecting data, huh? >> yes, we're measuring temperature, gps location and the measure of the waves. >> this is like a human buoy. >> exactly. and humble design, the detroit non-profit that helps families leaving homeless shelters make themselves at home. >> it's a lot of love. it's a lot of kindness and dignity and respect. it's offered to families who haven't had a lot of kindness and dignity and respect in the
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group assembled around the table. first, headlines, we begin with the race to the white house. donald trump campaigning in iowa on saturday spoke about his immigration plan that's come under more scrutiny this week. on saturday he didn't say he would deport all undoukmented immigrants but said he wants to get of the criminals among them. >> the first thing i'm going to do, the first piece of paper that i'm going to sign is people. before the wall, before anything. >> trump is expected to make a big speech on immigration later this week. meanwhile, hillary clinton received the first classified briefing on saturday in new york. she's in the hamptons this weekend attending various fundraisers. the ntsb is investigating a terrifying flight for passengers on a southwest flight headed to orlando. something happened to one of the engines on saturday in the air.
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of the damage. the pilot was able to land the plane safety. it's been taken out of service while they figure out what went wrong. the man who police say killed two nuns in their mississippi home reportedly confessed to the crime. a sheriff in durant, mississippi said 46-year-old rodney earl sanders confessed during an interrogation but gave no reason. they were killed on sunday inside their ho a tropical system to the south gets closer to land. the system is in the atlanic but expected to move into the gulf of mexico in the next few days where it could be a tropical storm and move back toward florida or further out into gulf. colin kaepernick taking heat for actions before an exhibition game over the weekend. kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem before a game friday night.
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it to protest the treatment of african americans and people of color. the nfl said players are encouraged but not required to stand for the anthem. much more on that in a minute. hope solo has taken an indefinite leave from her team less than a week after she was suspended for making dispaging remarks about the swedish team after the u.s. lost to them calling them cowards. and an incredible photo brougho one of our best looks yet at jupiter. nasa tweeted the picture showing how close it was to the juno. this is the closest it has ever been and will get to the planet. let's step to the table to join another strong crew ready to wade through the week. maria kumar is president and ceo
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maria co-founded the group with rosario dawson but we chose maria today. good to have you. amy williams an advisor to former republican leader bill frisk and has a weird obsession with chris evans, the guy that plays captain america in the movies. >> who doesn't? >> we'll take that up later and kasie hunt dropped off the road to be with us this morning. she doesn't know where she'll be tomorrow. >> i don't know where i'm at now. >> you're not in the hamptons with hillary clinton. we have so much to talk about. i would love to talk about dr. harold bornstein, he said he wrote the report in five minutes
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to take back. he looks like a drummer for motley crew. let's start with immigration. donald trump made this is a signature issue. it's probably the biggest reason he rose to prominence, the wall, deportation forces, the jobs are coming back and the rest. this week it looks like waivering to supporters when he talked about softening his stance. let's take a look. >> there certainly can be a softening because we're not looking to hurt people. >> my stance is very strong. it strong. there will be no amnesty. there is no legalization. we're going to build a wall. >> maria, we can sort out what his policy is there because it's not clear at this moment but what do latino voters he's trying to court one way or another here when they listen to donald trump go back and forth on immigration this week? >> his first thing out of the gate calling the majority of
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less the latino voter but doesn't want to vote for someone with extreme views with immigration and the way he talks not just about latinos but muslims and women. he's starting to soften the stance but more because he has kelly ann conway to ensure he brings in a different voter. >> amy, not only in defense of latinos but a lot of that supported him through the primary said wait a minute, you're not going to deport anybody. they suddenly got shaky under donald trump and he had to cop back around and say it's not softening, in many ways it's a hardening. >> right, very confusing. >> typical. >> whether you call it waivering or trying to pivot during the general campaign and trying to get those those moderate that
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the question is, will core supporters go along and there is evidence they will. ann coulter was upset by the softening but is now defending him. i think what is going on is his supporters say hey look, he said tough, strong things. he's with us instintly. we'll stick with him through november. >> you have never trump conservatives sayinge this top pick, kacey. what is donald trump's position on reform? >> go. >> see. >> no, look, honestly i couldn't tell you. the last ittertiaziton doesn't sound different. i think we're still waiting for this speech that donald trump is set to give.
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this unfold, it's clear to me that someone has convinced donald trump that he needs to do this if he wants to win, and it's clear paul manafort and his previous campaign team couldn't get through to him that way and i think one of the differences between now and what we saw in the primary is that donald trump's instincts were really good. he had a really good feel for the conservative base and how to talk to them and now he's trying to adjust his instincts don't seem to be that attuned to where he needs to there is outside influence and he's trying to sort through that. >> katrina pearson said when asked his position on immigration, he said his policy is not changed. his words have. i think that pretty much sums it up. >> absolutely. we jump from immigration to race which is another huge top pick between hillary clinton and donald trump. hillary clinton making a big speech linking donald trump to
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let's listen. >> from the start, donald trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia. he is taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe take over the republican party. >> she is a bigot because you look at what is happening to the innerie americans where she talks all the time. >> that's donald trump following up on hillary clinton calling her a bigot and says she takes african american folks for granted and the '94 crime bill. i'm going to break news. donald trump is not going to win the african american vote so what is the strategy? is he doing? >> i think he's like to win. he's going to win 95%. >> next time. >> i think this mud slinging, both of them are digging at the
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clinton a bigot and hillary clinton seeming to imply voters for donald trump are themselves bigot which i think goes further and i can tell you, we've asked reporters what they think and a vast majority, 73% believe politicians only raise the issues for partisan advantage. a lot are saying we can do better. >> i think whail alt-right, the group of extremists that infiltrated the trump campaign in ways that we've never seen before and i mean you have steve ban none who the is alt-right newspaper. something we've never. >> we discussed how donald trump is trying to make the pivot and the message and soften the position.
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say that. he's trying to weak to supporters saying i'm with you. >> i think one of the most interesting things about hillary clinton's speech is she tried to separate the republican party and conservatives from donald trump and the alt-right. i never thought i would hear hillary clinton say such nice things about republicans. she and bill clinton have been head-to-head with republicans many times over the course of their careers and instead, the campaign, their strategys essentially give space to people who have been lifelong republicans. maybe they lived in the shush -- suburbs. she's trying to say it is okay for you to vote for me this time because voting for donald trump is not the same as voting republican. >> let's face it -- >> she's not doing this for the good of the republican party. she's trying to do it to win -- >> yeah. >> also, also, to distract from
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>> that's not distraction because you're right. the trump campaign has tons of stuff they could have gone after but instead, doubled down on his internal issues. >> absolutely. on the top pick of race, let's go to colin kaepernick. he's a huge quarterback for the san francisco 49ers. signed a contract 6 years, $149 million a year or so ago and friday night before an exhibition game refused to stand for the national anthem. he explained this way. i'm not going to stand up arcountry that oppresses black people and people of color. it would be selfish to look the other way. there are bodies in the street and people on paid leave and getting away with murder. i'm not looking for approval. i have to stand up for people that are oppressed. if they take football away, my endorsements away, i know i stood up for what is right. fascinating story on so many levels. colin kaepernick was adopted and
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his birth mother is white. he comes at this question from an interesting place. >> he does from different angles and when i first saw the headline, i wanted to dismiss it as a spoiled athlete that makes millions and millions of dollars, what is he talking about being oppressed but the great thing about our democracy, we engage people from all walks of life from this civic religion and mutual social contract which i think is where he goes wrong. the american flag is not just an it's an expression of our founding principles, ideas that lead us to the very solutions. i would say not turn our back but embrace them. >> a lot of people read the story and had a reaction we had, are you kidding me? a country that gave you the opportunity to be a star, in fl quarterback and got you this money, everything you have in your life and you feel oppressed? >> i think it's more he's giving voice to individuals that don't
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i don't think that -- and i agree. this is the symbol of the anthem and the american flag what would want to be as a country. however, with the work i do on the ground, i meet so many people that don't see themselves necessarily reflected in the policies and government. i can understand where this disinfrank talking about. we're living a moment and they are painful because we're talking about what is happening inside our communities and around our kitchen tables for the first time. >> like from lebron james, carmelo anthony and michael jordan that never stepped forward is doing it. stay with me for highs and lows of the week including the little league coach that went to the mound for a few words with his pitcher. we'll show you the nationally
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d make a difference for you. us. the first high to the stars of the rio olympics using the stars of major league baseball as medal racks. katie ledecky won four andhe hold her medals. ledecky threw out the first ball. katy passed the bling to bryce harper while she threw a perfect strike down the middle. nicely done. friday night in boston, ali had david ortiz hold her gold and two silvers as she threw out the first pitch.
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of the impressed they are going to give them up -- >> briefly. >> michael phelps taught me how to stack my medals. >> exactly. the first low the level of debate among politicians in the state of maine. paul lepage took heat for calling one a racist. ear muffs, kids. >> i want you t you little son of a [ bleep ], socialist [ bleep ]. >> that's the nice might. governor lepage said he regretted his language. the governor said he would like to dual with guns the way hamilton and bird did. >> who is hamilton? >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> you don't want to be hamilton. >> swords, actually. >> the next to the baseball coach that became a viral
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young pitcher during the nationally televised little league world series. the coach is joel johnson. >> i came out to tell you how much i love you as a dad and a player, okay. you're doing awesome out here. >> i'm sorry, that killed me as a father. just came out to tell him he loved him on tv in front of the world. awesome. the next low is really low. the quick version goes a women initially believed mentally ill releases crickets and worms on a subway car with bugs and people scattering everywhere, someone pulls the train's emergency brake so the car is stopped in manhattan with bugs with no air conditioning in august. the woman that released the crickets relieved herself in the car. when the car got moving again, she was taken for psychiatric evacuation. it was a prank, some kind of performance art.
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these for years but she's an artist but i'm not sure that initial diagnosis isn't also correct. something ain't right. the final high to the marketing touch of nick huxson. if your toilet is clogged, how can you not call this guy? the paint job on the driver's side door of the truck makes it look like he's sitting on the thrown while he drives. he said since this photo blew up online, his stopped blowing up. hats off to you. that's a plus marketing there. [ laughter ] big nick may want to think about hiring the subject of the final low how physically low he was willing to go to fix a water line in texas. this is jimmy cox. the 23-year-old works for the municipal utility district outside granbury, texas. when a resident called for help, jimmy dove in, literally, right into five feet of water.
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posted it to facebook rightly making jimmy cox hero. jimmy pointed out people like him do that all the time and don't end up as internet sensations. >> what am i seeing here? >> dedication. >> on purpose. >> exactly. we love that level of dedication. thank you for being here on a sunday. >> thank you. >> have fun in the hamptons. just ahead, fred played prince, the president and steve jobs on "snl" and we're taking it back to the roots and head to someone's hacked all our technology. technology... say, have you seen all the amazing technology in geico's mobile app? mobile app? look. electronic id cards, emergency roadside service, i can even submit a claim.
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build taller ? ? i can build any wall taller than you ? ? no you can't ? ? yes, i can and mexico is going to pay for it ? >> that' donald trump impersonation with yes, barbra streisand at his side. fred arm sin, long before "snl" the unassuming guy was the drum near a punk band. music came before comedy and today one of the busiest men in show biz is doing a little of
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old "snl" home. >> i would be saggy. i think you-all know why. who cares. >> fred armisen is never the loudest guy in the room but the funniest. seth was that before we made an offer he couldn't refuse, oh. >> one of the words people use describing you is quirky. is that a word you like? >> it's really in my name. >> that's why i keep hearing it. >> an 11-season run on "saturday night live." >> i'm thrilled about this, introducing the new ipad picano. >> where he played the famous. >> i'm barack obama. >> and the completely absurd. >> don't be a late, late, late, because we're going to come play, come play, come play.
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800 sketches. that's the second most in the 41-year history of "snl." ? ? >> let's talk about a little bit about how you got here. it seems to be you were more into music growing up than comedy. >> yeah, i was a drummer and in all these punk bands and i did it for a long time. >> how do you make the leap to this. you played in the group. >> i went from being a punk rock drummer to seeing that entertainment can be something that people will pay money for, that they will show up for, that they want to be entertained. >> where do you go from blue man. is that the comedy step? >> that was the comedy step. when i was a blue man i started making videos on vhs and they would make the rounds. right away, this is my new life. then i got the audition to be in
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a plane ticket. to be on the stage, the "snl" stage doing an audition i felt like i achieved so much. >> how long from the audition did you get the phone call you were dreaming of? >> that night. >> same night. >> i saved the number as best call ever for nbc, it says best call ever. >> what did you do for the audition. >> i went as freddy cito, this he would do jokes and he would end jokes by going like this. and i did -- >> you want to be a great character. >> it was one first character. >> he is so dumb he hears it's chilly outside, he grabs a spoon. >> you do have a great ear for not just well-known people, but the distinction between different new york accents or different southern accents. are you a studier of people?
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growing up in long island, long island accent is so thick. >> for people that don't know long island accent is distinct how? >> i find that there are many pauses to stall for time whereas the bronx, it's more forthright, there's -- people from the bronx there is a volume to it. it's in here. there's the upper west side which is they read a lot of books, they read many books, but little worn out from all of it. [ laughter ] >> i'm told there is one impersonation you did just so you could meet the person. >> yes, that would be prince. >> dearly beloved, what's up, y'all? you got spring fever? >> what did he say about the impersonation? >> he sort of turned around to
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rubbed my arm. this whole room, he was the center of the room. he walked in and he was all -- everything was prince. >> how did you know, fred, when it was time to walk away from "snl"? 11 years, what was the motivation. >> amy polar described it. it's internal and it's, i think i'm done. it's not bitter. it's just a feeling of i think i've said what i wanted to say, and >> he's managed to stay busy since he left the show three years ago. >> i am mark gymer. >> i'm linda lawrence. >> and welcome to portland's allergy pride parade. >> created with kerry brownstein the series "portlandia." >> birds everywhere and now you
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that's a huge hit. what statement are you and kerry making about whom with that show? >> i think kerry and i are saying we are all just trying to do our best and try to do the right thing and sometimes we get in our own way in doing that. we're not making fun of anyone. it's very much how we are. it's definitely how i am. >> he teamed up with buddies for thho >> in the middle of this, "portlandia" is doing great. leaving "snl." late night with seth myers came up. >> i just bought a house in l.a., a huge, huge house. >> beach front. >> beach front, it's so big it went from the beach front to the city of l.a. lauren just pitched it to me. like what if we put together a band?
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[ laughter ] >> my answer is always yes. >> this is your time, right? >> absolutely. i want to look back on this time and it should look like when the beetles hung out with the rolling stones and donovan and peter seller, everyone was hanging out and doing stuff, i want this to be that time. remember when we all did shows and amy polar and tina fey. >> are you mcgag? >> mccartney is going to be him. >> i want to hear any backlash. keep it to yourself. i'm going to say one more time, i'm comparing myself to paul mccartney, me. >> i got a few different cameras. >> i want that to be out there.
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>> "portlandia" fans will be happy to know fred is working on season seven of the show. we made the mistake of telling fred we should be shooting web extras with him. if you want to see the complete mockery, check out the web extras at today.com/sunday. >> next sunday, we'll belly up to the bar with john talking about the new movie he directs and stars in and advice george clooney and robin williams gave coming up next here, when i say surfing, you think science, the dudes of the sea using those boards and new technology to boards and new technology to i will awaken your sixth sense mom. so you'll notice every little thing. when you notice dry skin, try johnson's new extra moisturizing wash and cream.
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the citi double cash card. double means double. a few people have more natural respect for the ocean than surfers is when you think about it, it makes perfect sense those riding the waves are studying gadi schwartz explains. >> reporter: having spent decades studying the human brain, andy stern is standing on a san diego beach trying to figure out what the ocean is thinking. >> marine biologists are thinking in decades there will be no more fish in the ocean. the ocean acid is increasing. what is the fast? how fast will fish disappear and coral reefs die?
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fix it? >> since knows a lot about the deep ocean but the coast is a different story getting data in the surf zone is tough. researchers call it a hostile environment where sensors get tossed and buried in ever shifting sands and that is when stern realized the answer science is waiting for was right in front of him. >> so i said well, surfers are at the coast. we could do something with the surf board. >> 30 engineers and three later, enter the smart fin at about $250, it's believed to be the cheapest, most portable way to give the ocean a checkup. tyler took us into the break to show us how they work. so this is collecting data, huh? >> yeah, right now we're measuring temperature, gps location and motion of the waves and we're doing that on our surf board. >> this is like a human buoy. >> exactly. >> soon, smart fin will record
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critical insight into what climate change is doing now and what it will do next. >> the chemistry of the coastal zone is changing every day. it's changing by the minute sometimes, so you have to have a lot of measurements to understand what is going on. >> during each surf session, they turn wave sets into data sets that end up at the lab at the institution of oceanography in san diego. >> how many of these would you like to see in the >> thousands. >> to make it happen they partnered up with the surf right foundation. they want the fins on boards around the world free of charge. >> surfers use the ocean, it's the perfect group of people to measure data. >> a scientific step forward that comes at a critical time as oceans warm, acidify and sea levels continue to rise. how important is ocean chemistry? >> it's the core. it's it. climate scientists will tell you
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really to the future of man kind. >> a mystery that may one day be solved by a fin that didn't care if you shed waves like a proor are trying to catch your very first one, making it possible for anyone to get on a board and surf for science. gadi schwartz reporting for us. coming up next on "sunday today" the detroit non-profit that helps families make a difficult move out of homeless shel
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it's a good day for a family when it can move out of a homeless shelter but finding and settling into a new life can be daunting so a group is pitching
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home. morgan radford has the story. >> a single mother of two, tiffany clark woke up this morning on the floor. >> it was hard because we barely had enough coverers. we was close to one another so we can share, share the covers. >> after losing her home when her father moved across the country, tiffany spent a year and a half living out of homeless shelters, when she got furniture. >> working volunteers and one woman with a vision. >> we have furnished over 660 homes. >> she started humble design in 2009 using donations from detroit residents, trigger and her staff go into bare spaces and furnish homes for families transitions out of homelessness. >> what's the type of reaction they see when they see their homes for the first time after
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tree days a week, a new start and hope. sometimes chins go down. we all know that tomorrow is going to be better. >> it all starts with the donations. >> this is where the magic happens. this is donated plays important for i'm mansion play and crafting. we got all kinds of science items. >> i like this. i hope we can deliver one of these today. >> with their partners haul, volunteers load up cars and trucks and head to the client's house. >> you'll see this long caravan of cars with us filled to the brim. >> under three hours while the homeowner is away, they take over each room of the house building furniture. >> looks pretty good. >> setting tables. >> here we are. >> and decades the most important item. finally the moment of truth.
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[ applause ] >> oh my god. are you okay? >> tiffany. >> i love it. >> you love it? is it what you were expecting? >> i was expecting it to look this pretty. >> i want to see down stairs. >> that's all for you. let's see what is inside. you can make your own sparkles. create whatever you want to. let's go see the rest of the house. >> beds? is that what you want to see? >> yeah. >> let's go see. oh! >> okay. should we go see mama's room? >> yeah. i like your room. >> i do, too. what goes through your mind where you think about where you were last night and where you
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>> how long has it been since you slept in a bed? >> a year. >> what do you tears mean? >> happiness. being able to -- [crying] >> for tiffany, a fresh start. >> it's a lot of love. it's a lot of kindness and dignity and respect. that's offered to families who haven't had a lot of kindness and dignity and respect in the last year. >> or a good night's sleep. >> is that yours? >> and morgan live. good to have you. what an awesome group and beautiful family. >> my heart was beating a bit. >> you got this studio worked up here. we all know that this cycle of homelessness is a tough one to break. families that live in homeless shelters often return to homeless shelters. seems like this might go towards stopping that. >> if you create a dignified space with things that people feel connected with and feel invested in, they really peel a sense of ownership and that
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>> i understand u haul has gotten involved and heard about humble design and you can donate on their website and u haul wanted to get involved. >> that's right, they said look, this is a great idea so they are trying to expand it into different cities and they furnish three homes per week. u-haul saying look, we will match every single dollar up to $50,000 for anything you donate to humble designs. >> hard to think of a better cause. thanks for bringing the story. this week we highlight 18-year-old jeremiah okeefe enlisted when he heard of the japanese attack on pearl harbor. not long after he was commissioned lieutenant in the marine corps. the first assignment was to protect american troop and supply ships in okinawa. on april 22nd, 1945, 0 come koz see pilots attacks.
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fights. o'keefe took out five come koz sees and two more that week. he was awarded crosses for his efforts. when he got home from the war, jeremiah rejoined his childhood sweet hard and wife and rejoined the funeral home business. he ran for the state legislature and won and chaired john f. kennedy's 1960 presidential campaign for southern mississippi. in 1973, he was elected mayor of biloxi, o'keefe spent much of his adult life fighting segregation. he took on the ku klux klan denying permits and for that he received death threats and a burning cross on his front lawn. jeremiah o'keefe and champion of equal rights in america died equal rights in america died this week at the age of 93 ?? is depression more than sadness? equal rights in america died this week at the age of 93
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if trintellix could make a difference for you. what are you doing up? mom said i could have a midnight snack. it's not even midnight, it's ten forty-three. well, let's have a ten forty-three snack. mmmm. mmmm. the family favorite. yoplait. she's one of the wealthiest women in politics. combined income: thirty million dollars. tours the world on private jets. protected by armed guards for thirty years. but she doesn't believe in your right to keep a gun at home for self-defense. "i fully appreciate how hard life is
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we close this morning as we always do this time, predictions for the week ahead. president obama leaves this week on a trip to china and laos. on the agenda with china, contested areas china sea, cybersecurity and a ser moan l visit to the factory where donald trump's ties are made. big night in music tonight, you got the kick off of the burning man festival where tens of thousands of people drive through a nevada desert to listen to music and get a feel for the local market and tonight, mtv's video music awards there we predict kanye or miley or whoever the next shocking person is will do something shocking and you'll be shocked by it.
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releases the 2017 book of world records. the must have for the top of the toilet with longest fingernails and a record will stand another year. we predict the record for most devilled eggs eaten in a single sittings to gary busey will stay here in america. stay here for "meet t where chuck todd will be joined by reince priebus.
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good morning. coming up, we soared into the 90's yesterday. big which i thinks coming up. a crash leading to a fatal shooting in solon. what the family victim is saying. >> reporter: good morning. come on down cultural garden. coming up we are live for the 71st first yan yule word one day. thank you for being with us on sunday august 28th. we start with that live look at

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